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salmon401...answer some bike questions?
Danimal
Danimal
10/5/2012 09:56 AM

If I buy an XT front derailluer that says its designed for 9 spd drivetrains with triple cranks, will I have a problem running it on my 8 spd drivetrain until I can afford to make the switch?

PooDolla
PooDolla
10/5/2012 10:03 AM

The first thing you need to be a legit biker is spandex.

salmon401
salmon401
10/5/2012 10:32 AM

Dan, my initial instinct says it should be ok, but I am not 100% sure,let me check with some guys who are more techie than me and confirm.

Usually I just worry about riding the damn things, not building them.

salmon401
salmon401
10/5/2012 10:58 AM

...thinking about this more, the 8 speed chain is probably a bit wider than what the 9 speed cage is designed for, still thinking it would work but may rub at the extreme low or high gear if you get cross chained.

...still waiting to hear back from some people

Ierner
Ierner
10/5/2012 10:58 AM

whatever you do... never cross the chains...

Ierner
Ierner
10/5/2012 10:59 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyaLZHiJJnE

frodo
frodo
10/5/2012 11:23 AM

Dan, I might have an older 8 speed XTR front D if you are interested.

Danimal
Danimal
10/5/2012 11:25 AM

I was thinking that it should be ok but I wasn't sure.

Danimal
Danimal
10/5/2012 11:27 AM

Let me know frodo. I want to switch to nine just to have current stuff but I don't feel like spending a bunch of money to ride a few more weeks when snowboarding is about start.

frodo
frodo
10/5/2012 11:54 AM

I'll look tonight. I have it somewhere. It's from my bike. I switched to a 1 X 9, and haven't used it in years. If I can't find it tonight, I'll let you know z

Danimal
Danimal
10/5/2012 12:02 PM

That would be sweet. If you have any old shifters, I might be interested in that as well.

salmon401
salmon401
10/5/2012 01:36 PM

This working out well for you Dan.

If anyone has a cyclocross bike laying around that they do not use... Let me hear from you.

frodo
frodo
10/5/2012 04:33 PM

Sorry Dan, I can't find it. It's here somewhere, but who the fuck knows where. Sorry.

Danimal
Danimal
10/5/2012 05:30 PM

That's sucks for me but I really appreciate you taking the time to look. If it turns up, let me know.

damoncory
damoncory
10/7/2012 07:43 AM

This is where I get all my used parts, great prices, and im sure they would ship them at a decent price

http://www.sunrisecyclerympls.com/

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